Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state by 12 hours.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Fintiri, Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola on Monday.
The state government said the curfew was relaxed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. after meetings with security chiefs in the state.
Fintiri who was represented by his Deputy, Kaletapwa Farauta, urged parents to send their wards to school and also encouraged businesses to open and go about their daily activities as the government would not fold its arms and allow miscreants to disrupt public peace.
The governor warned hoodlums and the public to abide by the curfew and remain courteous and cooperative if approached and questioned by security personnel.
Earlier on Sunday, Fintiri declared a 24-hour curfew on the state with immediate effect, following wide-scale looting and attacks on citizens by alleged hoodlums.
The state government said the hoodlums were complaining of hunger and the high cost of foodstuff following the recent increase in the price of fuel, ransacked government-owned and private food storages and warehouses, carting away anything in sight in anger.